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CROFTS, Maud Isabel (b 1889):Scrapbooks

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 10/32-33
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: CROFTS, Maud Isabel (b 1889):Scrapbooks
Date(s): 1912-1929
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 A boxes (2 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Maud Isabel Crofts (1889-) née Ingram was born in 1889, the daughter of a barrister, Thomas Lewis Ingram. She was educated at Hamilton House School, Tunbridge Wells and at Girton College Cambridge (1908-1912) where she studied history and law. She was among the group of Oxbridge women who took the Law Society to court in 1913 over its refusal to allow women to qualify as solicitors. She became the first woman to be articled (in 1919) and to take out a practising certificate as a solicitor (1922). In 1922 she married John Cecil Crofts, also a solicitor. She wrote, lectured and broadcast on legal topics and in 1925 she published a volume entitled, Women under English Law with a foreword by Dame Millicent Fawcett. Amongst her other activities, Maud was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Women.


Scope and content/abstract:

These scrapbooks consist of press cuttings and ephemera.

One volume relates to Maud Crofts' education and legal career, including press cuttings and ephemera.

The other volume of press cuttings relates to reviews of Women under English Law by Maud I. Crofts published by the National Council of Women of Great Britain in 1925; and a few articles about the general position of women under the law.

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Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

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In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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